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Principles of European Tort Law

Text and Commentary

  • First comprehensive proposal for the harmonization of tort law in Europe

  • Must-have for all interested in European private law

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-10
  2. Commentaries

    1. General Introduction

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 12-18
  3. Basic Norm

    1. Basic Norm

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 19-22
  4. General Conditions of Liability

    1. Damage

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 24-42
    2. Causation

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 43-63
  5. Bases of Liability

    1. Liability Based on Fault

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 64-100
    2. Strict Liability

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 101-111
    3. Liability for Others

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 112-119
  6. Defences

    1. Defences in General

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 122-129
    2. Contributory Conduct or Activity

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 130-137
  7. Multiple Tortfeasors

    1. Multiple Tortfeasors

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 142-148
  8. Remedies

    1. Damages

      • Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure et al.
      Pages 149-181
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 183-282

About this book

The European Group on Tort Law presents the results of its extensive research project, the Principles of European Tort Law. They were drafted on the basis of several comparative studies on the most fundamental questions of tortious liability and the law of damages. The Principles are not a mere restatement of the common core of tort law in Europe, but rather a proposal for a comprehensive system of tortious liability for the future, though necessarily linked to existing regimes. They are meant to stimulate discussion both among academics and practitioners and could serve as guidelines for national legislatures, thereby fostering gradual harmonization. The text of the Principles, which is offered in English and several other languages, is accompanied by commentaries on the various parts elaborating their intended meaning and interplay.

Keywords

  • Bürgerliches Recht
  • Europarecht
  • European Law
  • Harmonisierung
  • Schadensersatzrecht
  • Tort Law
  • comperative law
  • comprehensive system of tortious liability
  • europäisches Schadensersatzrecht
  • harmonisation
  • law of damages

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pisa, Italy

    Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé

  • Leuven, Belgium

    Herman Cousy

  • Tucson, USA

    Dan B. Dobbs

  • Stockholm, Sweden

    Bill W. Dufwa

  • Maastricht, Netherlands

    Michael G. Faure

  • Jerusalem, Israel

    Israel Gilead

  • Winston-Salem, USA

    Michael D. Green

  • Athens, Greece

    Konstantinos D. Kerameus

  • Innsbruck/Vienna, Austria

    Bernhard A. Koch

  • Vienna/Graz, Austria

    Helmut Koziol

  • Hamburg, Germany

    Ulrich Magnus

  • Girona, Spain

    Miquel Martín-Casals

  • Lyon, France

    Olivier Moréteau

  • Pretoria, South Africa

    Johann Neethling

  • Leeds, England

    W. V. Horton Rogers

  • Coimbra, Portugal

    Jorge Ferreira Sinde Monteiro

  • The Hague, Netherlands

    Jaap Spier

  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Lubos Tichy

  • Lausanne, Switzerland

    Pierre Widmer

About the authors

The members of the European Group on Tort Law are: Francesco D. Busnelli (Italy), Giovanni Comandé (Italy), Herman Cousy (Belgium), Dan B. Dobbs (USA), Bill Dufwa (Sweden), Michael G. Faure (Netherlands), Israel Gilead (Israel), Michael D. Green (USA), Konstantinos D. Kerameus (Greece), Bernhard A. Koch (Austria), Helmut Koziol (Austria), Ulrich Magnus (Germany), Miquel Martín-Casals (Spain), Jorge F. Sinde Monteiro (Portugal), Olivier Moréteau (France), Johann Neethling (South Africa), W. V. Horton Rogers (United Kingdom), Jaap Spier (The Netherlands), Lubos Tichý (Czech Republic), Pierre Widmer (Switzerland)

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Principles of European Tort Law

  • Book Subtitle: Text and Commentary

  • Authors: Francesco D. Busnelli, Giovanni Comandé, Herman Cousy, Dan B. Dobbs, Bill W. Dufwa, Michael G. Faure, Israel Gilead, Michael D. Green, Konstantinos D. Kerameus, Bernhard A. Koch, Helmut Koziol, Ulrich Magnus, Miquel Martín-Casals, Olivier Moréteau, Johann Neethling, W. V. Horton Rogers, Jorge Ferreira Sinde Monteiro, Jaap Spier, Lubos Tichy, Pierre Widmer

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/3-211-27751-X

  • Publisher: Springer Vienna

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Vienna 2005

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 282

  • Topics: Civil Law, Private International Law, International and Foreign Law, Comparative Law, Public Law